|O Come All Ye Faithless - Various Artists|
The extended Telafonica family releases its second annual Christmas EP. Featuring the band and its various members' offshoot and side projects, Christmas cheer is attacked from all angles. Proceedings start with The Bells singing along to a brass band, the lyrics of the classic carol given a more theologically correct twist. Next up Eliza Magill goes for the acapella route in the grand tradition of carolling, only hers is breathtakingly spectacular instead of painfully monochrome...
|A Whale In A Manger - Various Artists|
A group of 4-4-2 Music artists have pooled their talents to create a soundtrack for the festive season. Luckily, there's nothing cringeworthy here, just post-electronica, anti-folk, naive-pop and other odd prettiness. Originally created as a giveaway CD EP for a show the artists put on together in December, 2008, now unleashed on the rest of the world in the same spirit of giving.
Keywords: telafonica; lessons in time; eliza magill; the bells; christmas; antifolk; post-electronica; naive pop